Spoon Theory was originally an explanation written by Christine Miserandino. It’s an amazing way to express something that’s not entirely concrete. The concept as a whole works amazingly for people with invisible illnesses. Mental health disorders being a big one. “But you don’t look sick.” Or my favorite, “You’ve done X, Y, & Z before, why is it hard now?”
Some days are easier than others. And sometimes gaining spoons is ridiculously difficult. There might not be any particular reason. Beyond the chemistry in my brain being unbalanced. Even with medications. Which is something people don’t always understand. Yes, I take medication for my mental health disorders. No, it doesn’t just “fix” me.
Not the same way that my blood pressure medication treats hypertension or insulin and other medications treat diabetes. CBT and DBT therapy are another factor that aid in mental health care. It doesn’t always make things perfect.
Still a bit confused? A great explanation of Spoon Theory is located at this Tumblr.
Sorry for such a short post today, guys! I’m really low on spoons and it doesn’t seem like sleep is helping replenish my supply.